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PM dedicates and Lays Foundation Stone of 11 projects worth over Rs 31,500 cr in TN

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PM dedicates to the nation and lays foundation stone of 11 projects worth over Rs 31,500 crore

The Prime Minister (PM) of India, Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone of 11 projects worth over Rs 31,500 crore in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN).

The PM dedicated to the nation five projects worth over Rs 2960 crore. These are as follows:

i.The 75 km long Madurai-Teni (Railway Gauge Conversion Project) to facilitate access and give a boost to tourism in the region. 

  • Project cost: Over Rs 500 crore

ii.The 30 km long third railway line between Tambaram – Chengalpattu to facilitate running of more Suburban services for enhancing comfort of the travellers. 

  • Project cost: Over Rs 590 crore

iii.The 115 km long Ennore-Chengalpattu section and 271 km long Thiruvallur-Bengaluru section of ETB PNMT natural gas pipeline, built at a project cost of around Rs 850 crore and Rs 910 crore respectively to facilitate supply of natural gas to consumers as well industries in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

iv.Inauguration of 1152 houses constructed as part of the LightHouse Project – Chennai, built at a cost of Rs 116 crore under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban.

The PM laid the foundation stone of six projects built at a cost of over Rs 28,540 crore. These are as follows:

i.The 262 Km long Bengaluru – Chennai Expressway which will pass-through the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and help reduce travel time between Bengaluru and Chennai by 2-3 hours.

  • Project Cost: Over Rs 14,870 crore

ii.The 4 Lane double decker elevated road connecting Chennai Port to Maduravoyal (NH-4), of about 21 Km in length to facilitate round the clock approach of goods vehicles to Chennai port. 

  • Project Cost: Over Rs 5850 crore

iii.The ​​94 km long 4 lane Neraluru to Dharmapuri section of NH-844 to provide seamless connectivity in the region.

  • Project Cost: Around Rs 3870 crore

iv.The 31 km long 2 lane with paved shoulders of Meensurutti to Chidambaram section of NH-227 to provide seamless connectivity in the region.

  • Project Cost: Around Rs 720 crore

v.The foundation stones for redevelopment of five Railway stations: Chennai Egmore, Rameswaram, Madurai, Katpadi and Kanyakumari, were also laid to enhance convenience and comfort of the passengers through provision of modern amenities.

  • Project cost: Over Rs. 1800 crore

vi.The foundation stone of a Multi Modal Logistic Park was also laid at Chennai to provide seamless intermodal freight movement and also offer multiple functionalities.

  • Project cost: Around Rs. 1430 crore

Other Participants:

Ravindra Narayana Ravi, Governor of Tamil Nadu;  Chief Minister (CM) Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin; Minister of State (MoS) Loganathan Murugan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), among others.

PM addresses the graduation ceremony of the PGP Class of 2022 in ISB, Hyderabad

The PM Narendra Modi also addressed the joint graduation and Convocation ceremony of Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad (Telangana ) and Mohali (Punjab) of the PGP class 2022 in Hyderabad.

  • He also addresses ISB Hyderabad on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary celebrations.
  • The PM awarded the Gold Medals to the top students of ISB PGP 2022.

Recent Related News:

i.The Narasingapettai Nagaswaram, a classical wind music instrument, hand crafted in Narasingapettai Village in Thanjavur, TN got the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag under the category of musical instruments of class 15 from Geographical Indications Registry.

ii.The Blue Cross of India, a Chennai-based animal welfare charity, has launched a “first-of its-kind” mobile ambulance for street animals in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in collaboration with the international animal welfare organisation Four Paw.

About Tamil Nadu (TN):

Capital– Chennai
UNESCO heritage site– Great Living Chola Temples; Mountain Railways of India(Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu)
Birds Sanctuary– Kanjirankulam Birds Sanctuary; Chitrangudi Birds Sanctuary; Koonthankulam-Kadankulam Birds Sanctuary